Special Education Paraprofessional(s)
Special Education Paraprofessional(s)
175 Working Days, 7.5 hours per day
Retirement and Insurance Benefits
REPORTS TO: Special Education Teachers, Sped Coordinator, and Building Principal(s)
NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: To assist special education and general education teachers in implementing programs for students with disabilities. The paraprofessional provides assistance both to teachers and students in both academics and social/emotional instruction. This position works across the school setting in various inclusion classrooms and specialized programs with students requiring specialized instruction and assistance.
1. Work with individual students or small groups of students under the direction of the special or general education teacher in a program outlined in the student’s IEP
2. Use effective instructional and classroom management strategies to engage students with disabilities in their general education classroom activities
3. Assist with progress monitoring tasks and other record keeping duties as assigned
4. Assist teacher and staff with lifting and moving of children with physical disabilities as appropriate.
5. Assist with students in accessing the general education curriculum and program
6. Assist teachers and students in providing accommodations and/or modifications as specified in each students’ Individualized Education Plan.
7. Assist with the supervision of students during school arrival and dismissal times, lunch, recess, and on field trips
8. Alert the teacher to any problems or special information concerning student learning or safety
9. Perform clerical, bulletin board, and classroom “clean up” duties as assigned
10. Obtain and maintain CPI certification.
11. Serve as the chief source of information and assistance for a substitute teacher
12. Maintain student confidentiality as required by State and Federal statutes
13. Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the teacher, principal, or director of special education
EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION, OR FORMAL TRAINING:
High School Diploma or G.E.D
Associates Degree required, Bachelor's Degree preferred
Spanish skills preferred
A combination of education and experience that prepares applicant for this position
Compensation Package can be viewed here: https://www.tcsd.org/Content2/124
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit on the floor depending on the age of the children. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. 0 - 12 feet and on occasion up to 20 feet, such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. Occasionally the employee will bend or twist at the neck more than the average person, may need to lift arms to write on chalk or marking board and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch and reach 0 - 24 inches and up to 36 inches above the head. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material,the ability to adjust focus, and exposure to screen(s) via technology. Hearing ability to monitor activity and presence of students and respond to communication with students and adults is required. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is normally low to moderate but may become loud when large groups are together in a room. The employee may be required to move from room to room to provide instruction and may have to maneuver in crowded hallways. Duties are typically performed indoors and occasionally outdoors, such as playground duty or when students are boarding or unloading buses. The employee may be exposed to unpredictable weather conditions. This position is typically performed in a hazard free, clean, and healthy environment.
This job description identifies primary responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and activities. This job description is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, and/or program/curriculum changes as directed by the Superintendent(s) or designee(s) of Teton County School District #1.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION:The Teton County School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the school’s compliance with the regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is directed to contact the Civil Rights Compliance Officer (Communications Coordinator), at the office of the School District , 307-733-2704 or PO Box 568, 1235 Gregory Lane, Jackson, WY 83001.